Stephen Decatur Burton Ray Family

Stephen Decatur Burton Ray , seated on the left, and his wife Spicey Jernigan Ray are shown with four of their children and a grandson. Standing from the left is Robert Ray, Milas Ray, Rowena Ray, Carrie Ray Netherton, and grandson Bill Ray. Stephen was the son of Joseph A. Ray and Lucinda F. Hawes Ray (granddaughter to Major William Pennigton Quarles). Joseph A. Ray, one of the first settlers in the Double Springs area, owned a store in that area in which the post office was housed for many years. He was a major in the Mexican War. He was also the first County Court Clerk of Putnam Co. after the Civil War. He died while holding that office. Land for the Double Springs Cemetery was given by Joseph Ray, a wealthy land owner. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Hurshal Riddle.

Stephen Decatur Burton Ray

b. 10 December 1848, Jackson Co., TN
d. 31 December 1925
Wife: Spicey Divine Jernigan
Father: Joseph A. Ray
Mother: Lucinda Frances Hawes
Buried: Double Springs Cemetery, Putnam Co., TN
See Chapter 14

Tombstone Photo
Gone but not forgotten

Tombstone Photo